How Regulatory Frameworks Fight Cancer: Two Examples from the United States and the European Union

Journal of Health Care Law and Policy, Vol. 14, 2010

University of Wisconsin Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1128

21 Pages Posted: 3 Sep 2010  

Louise G. Trubek

University of Wisconsin Law School

Thomas R. Oliver

University of Wisconsin - Madison

Chih-Ming Liang

Independent

Matthew Mokrohisky

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Toby Christopher Campbell

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: August 25, 2010

Abstract

Integrated networks of doctors, patients, and hospitals are a major technique of cancer governance. They enable stakeholders to pool information and resources and achieve systematic learning. Two groups, the childhood cancer group in the US and the Europe Against Cancer initiative, are examples of network governance. Both demonstrate learning processes, production of new data and dissemination, financial support and engagement of all takeholders. Why have these integrated networks been successful while so many others have failed? Because both are embedded within regulatory frameworks that ensure that networks work properly. Integrated networks are vulnerable when the frameworks fail to provide the necessary accountability, fairness and participation.

Keywords: Health Law, Regulation, Governance, Cancer, European Union

JEL Classification: K32

Suggested Citation

Trubek, Louise G. and Oliver, Thomas R. and Liang, Chih-Ming and Mokrohisky, Matthew and Campbell, Toby Christopher, How Regulatory Frameworks Fight Cancer: Two Examples from the United States and the European Union (August 25, 2010). Journal of Health Care Law and Policy, Vol. 14, 2010; University of Wisconsin Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1128. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1665187 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1665187

Louise G. Trubek (Contact Author)

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Thomas R. Oliver

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Chih-Ming Liang

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Matthew Mokrohisky

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

Toby Christopher Campbell

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

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